Together with UNECE on the Road to Safety

Cutting Road Traffic Deaths and Injuries in Half by 2020

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Roughly 1.25 million people die each year around the world in traffic accidents. This report covers goals set by the United Nations Global Plan for the Decade of Action for Road Safety, introduced in 2011. It provides a comprehensive overview, including the status and key results of its goals, as well as descriptions of specific UNECE Inland Transport Committee initiatives and information on the challenges the road safety community faces. The main conclusion is that political will, and the introduction and use of national strategies are likely to be the difference makers in halving the number of deaths and injuries by 2020. The path to road safety is a personal, societal and an organizational obligation as a joint responsibility outlined in this publication.



The United Nations decade of action for road safety (2011–2020)

“Road crashes kill nearly 1.3 million people every year, and leave millions more injured or permanently disabled. Impaired driving, unsafe roads and other dangers shatter lives in a matter of seconds. The Decade can help thwart this needless loss of life. I call on member States, international agencies, civil society organizations, businesses and community leaders and people everywhere to ensure that the Decade leads to real improvements.”


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